I Still Have Plans.

Every work of art, no matter how bleak, cynical, angry, pessimistic, carping, or misanthropic is still a testament and a call to hope. Every dystopian view from Orwell to Atwood, from The Twilight Zone to Black Mirror, is not meant to discourage but to inspire us. A hopeless work of art is an oxymoron because the very act of creating is an effort to capture a moment to preserve it for the future. The very act of creating art is a statement of faith that there will be a future.

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Or am I being overly optimistic?

 

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  1. Michelle

    Optimistic in that they’ve created it under the assumption that there will be a future in which people will see it?
    I’m writing a post about this too – not long now until the moment of reckoning…
    I just want it to be over, and Trump gone. I cannot stand to look at him or listen to his self serving bullshit any more. And I’m rather removed from the whole process – can’t imagine what it’s like for Americans.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      It’s been crazy and I also want the whole thing to be over with, although I worry about the aftermath. We’ve had an election season that’s brought out some of the worst in our country, that’s encouraged racists and misogynists. I worry about the future, but I also look forward to it. I hold on to the hope that there will be a future.

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  2. Ann Koplow

    You are not overly optimistic, Chris, And my plans include reading your blog posts whenever I can.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      That gives me hope for the future, whatever it may bring.

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